• January 8, 2019 at 10:19 am #10463
    HooferHoofer
    Participant

    HOOFERS HOOLIGANS 2019!
    May 9 – 12, 2019.
    Arlington, Texas to Ontario, California.

     

    I have been busy making plans, revising itineraries, and checking logistics. I am really close to announcing the 2019 itinerary for this “Run To The Run” but wanted to give you a little “heads up” about it.

    We will be changing the route “slightly” for 2019, taking a more scenic route and staying off of the interstate highways a little longer. This is NOT the same route as the CDR-North a few years ago! We are still staying south of the mountains.  Jerry (AROC) Lanier and I scouted this route last month, and we both think you will enjoy it.  The “new route” is actually 11 miles shorter than the “old” route!

    Our new route will have the following over-night stops:
    May 9 – Lamesa, TX.
    May 10 – Deming, NM
    May 11 – Tempe/Phoenix, AZ
    May 12 – Ontario CA

    I will have Hotel information coming soon. (Probably next week.)

    As usual, there will be stops made along the way for “Tour Of Honor” visitations. (Always optional!)

    Stay tuned for more information. This will be a really nice ride.

    DISCLAIMER: “Hoofers Hooligans” is NOT affiliated with Run For The Wall. We are simply a group of like-minded Riders traveling to a common destination. We emphasize safe travel, camaraderie, and fun, in that order.

    Cheers!

    Jim “Hoofer” McCrain

    Jim "Hoofer" McCrain
    Photographer, Midway Route (2019)
    Road Guard, Midway Route (2017, 2018, 2019)
    Road Guard, Southern Route (2016)
    Tail Gunner, Southern Route (2015)
    FNG, Southern Route (2014)

  • January 8, 2019 at 2:01 pm #10466
    SWAMBOSWAMBO
    Participant

    YAY!!!

    I’ve been watching the forums for this post. Thank you for organizing this run. My husband and I plan to ride over with you guys.

    Looking forward to the itinerary.

    "You can close your eyes to the things you don't want to see, but you can't close your heart the things you don't want to feel." ~ Johnny Depp

    FNG, Central Route, ATW 2019 (Lord willin' and the creeks don't rise)
    Wife of a US Marine
    Mother of a US Airman
    Aunt of a US Marine
    Relative to many Veterans
    Grateful to all Troops for my Freedom

    • January 9, 2019 at 9:41 am #10474
      HooferHoofer
      Participant

      Welcome to the Family, Swambo!  And to becoming one of the “Hooligans” too!  Where will you be joining us?  I will have more details coming soon (hotel list) so keep coming back to the forum.

      Cheers!

      Hoofer!

      Jim "Hoofer" McCrain
      Photographer, Midway Route (2019)
      Road Guard, Midway Route (2017, 2018, 2019)
      Road Guard, Southern Route (2016)
      Tail Gunner, Southern Route (2015)
      FNG, Southern Route (2014)

  • January 9, 2019 at 6:26 pm #10493
    SWAMBOSWAMBO
    Participant

    Thank you.

    We are in east Texas, will ride over the first morning to join the run, wherever it is you start.

    "You can close your eyes to the things you don't want to see, but you can't close your heart the things you don't want to feel." ~ Johnny Depp

    FNG, Central Route, ATW 2019 (Lord willin' and the creeks don't rise)
    Wife of a US Marine
    Mother of a US Airman
    Aunt of a US Marine
    Relative to many Veterans
    Grateful to all Troops for my Freedom

  • January 11, 2019 at 8:26 am #10508
    Lane
    Participant

    My husband (former Marine) and I will be among the FNG’s this year doing the Midway Route.  We are really excited to be a part of this amazing group for the ride.  We live in Mesa, Az. With your stop in the Tempe/Phoenix area we should be along your route. We are offering to provide dinner here for the group if that would fit your plans.  I would just need numbers as it gets closer to the date  to insure there’s enough food and drinks. Let me know. Again, looking forward to the ride!

    • January 11, 2019 at 9:47 am #10512
      HooferHoofer
      Participant

      Howdy Lane!

      I will definitely be seeing you during the Run.  I am the Midway Route Photographer as well as a Road Guard!  Welcome to our Family!

      Please send me a private message and we can discuss your generous offer.  (jim at mccrain dot net)

      Cheers!

      Jim “Hoofer” McCrain

      Jim "Hoofer" McCrain
      Photographer, Midway Route (2019)
      Road Guard, Midway Route (2017, 2018, 2019)
      Road Guard, Southern Route (2016)
      Tail Gunner, Southern Route (2015)
      FNG, Southern Route (2014)

  • January 11, 2019 at 8:35 am #10511
    PelicanPelican
    Participant

    Lane and husband, WELCOME to the Run For The Wall family, and WELCOME HOME.

    You do know that the group you just invited over for dinner is called “….Hooligans” for some reason!! Ha Ha I’m just teasing ya. ( Aw heck, a Marine can handle em.)

    Be prepared for an experience like no other on the Run.

    Ride Safe

    Pelican – APL 2nd Platoon, Midway

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

  • January 11, 2019 at 10:01 am #10513
    Lane
    Participant

    We should fit right in! Thanks

  • January 11, 2019 at 10:05 pm #10567
    imjrnokcimjrnokc
    Participant

    Jim,

    Sounds like a great opportunity.  I’m riding out to Ontario as well, MWR ATW.  Ran with Platoon 4 last year and will be joining that Platoon again this year.  It’s short 6 hour ride down to LeMesa for me I can come down the day before and be ready for KU next morning.  I’m getting excited!

    Gerald Richerson
    U.S. Navy 69-72
    USS Rathburne DE-1057

    • January 14, 2019 at 9:50 am #10581
      HooferHoofer
      Participant

      Howdy Gerald!

      Glad to have you with us!  I think you will enjoy this trip.  I have a few “surprises” in store for everyone (again!).  I have also confirmed that we WILL have at least one donated meal during our stay in Tempe/Phoenix at the American Legion Post 138.  (They do this every year for the Hooligans, and I am so very thankful for them!) . The El Paso Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee is planning to meet us at the Old Glory and VV Wall again, as well.

      I will post more details soon, including the Hotel list.

      Cheers!

      Hoofer

      Jim "Hoofer" McCrain
      Photographer, Midway Route (2019)
      Road Guard, Midway Route (2017, 2018, 2019)
      Road Guard, Southern Route (2016)
      Tail Gunner, Southern Route (2015)
      FNG, Southern Route (2014)

  • January 14, 2019 at 10:58 am #10584
    imjrnokcimjrnokc
    Participant

    Hoofer,

    Thanks for the update.  I’m thinking about camping this time, is anyone in the group camping?  Just trying to get my sites lined up if this is what I decide to do.  Only 114 days until launch date I’m pumped.

    JR

     

    Gerald Richerson
    U.S. Navy 69-72
    USS Rathburne DE-1057

  • January 16, 2019 at 12:13 pm #10633
    Hillbilly
    Participant

    Hoofer, are you planning to take Hwy 180 from Mineral Wells to Lamesa?  That sure is a pretty run and follows I 20 west.

    Hillbilly

  • January 17, 2019 at 5:57 pm #10647
    PachPach
    Participant

    I’m in.  See you in Deming.

    US Air Force 1971-1978
    RFTW FNG SR 2018 ATW

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